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Domino Magazine is Back…As Domino Quick Fixes

Domino Magazine is Back…As Domino Quick Fixes

We were all puzzled when Domino magazine closed three years ago. They kept the online archives available through Brides.com but that was just awkward and we were stuck with the loss of another beloved shelter title. We just got word from Susan Portnoy, VP of Digital Strategy at Conde Nast, […]

5 Design Tips from Nate Berkus That You Can’t Live Without

5 Design Tips from Nate Berkus That You Can’t Live Without

One of our highlights this year was attending a media event sponsored by Lowe’s and Valspar and hosted by Nate Berkus. It was a very intimate setting and only about fifteen of us were invited and Nate spent the afternoon sharing a bit about himself and his design process as […]

Need A Weekend Project? Create A Desktop Chalkboard Panel

Need A Weekend Project? Create A Desktop Chalkboard Panel

Creating a perfectly functional workspace can take some time. It all starts with the desk, which provides the surface and space you need to be productive and/or creative. If you’re like me, you might keep a notepad nearby to jot ideas, reminders and the occasional doodle. Instead of paper, however, […]

Artisan Cabinet Hardware Now at The Home Depot

Artisan Cabinet Hardware Now at The Home Depot

If you’re seeking artisan cabinet hardware you need look no further than The Home Depot where Liberty Hardware will be debuting their special line created by a glass artist from Michigan and a blacksmith from North Carolina. Tomorrow November 12th, Liberty Hardware will be introducing this new line to the […]

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Cool Kitchen Find: A Cheese Grater Chandelier

Restaurants are great places in which to get bursts of inspiration for your own kitchen. You may not necessarily replicate the inventive idea, but maybe it sparks another project that adds a similar functionality or aesthetic to your own kitchen space. When we saw the cheese grater chandelier featured on […]

Building A Bridge Between Two Homes

Building A Bridge Between Two Homes

Some people are incredibly invested in their private space. Maybe it’s a cozy nook for reading, a sumptuous bathroom made for spa-like relaxing or a well-lit office that’s conducive to long bursts of productivity. Of course, some people need a little more space. And if you’re one of them, you’ll […]

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

Kohler Numi: Would You Buy A $6,500 Toilet?

When we say a $6,500 toilet, we’re talking specifically about Kohler’s Numi toilet. And you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief as you read the title of this post, right? But stay with us. We’re not necessarily advocating a splurge of this size, but when you hear more about this […]

Searching For Inventive Wall Art? Try Ixxi!

Searching For Inventive Wall Art? Try Ixxi!

It’s confession time, C&H readers. When I was younger, I used to unabashedly decorate my bedroom walls using posters pulled from magazines and Scotch tape. Lots and lots of tape. I may or may not have drawn a few designs on my wall using puff paint, too. As you can […]

Heart Home Debuts As The U.K.’s First Digital Shelter Magazine

Heart Home Debuts As The U.K.’s First Digital Shelter Magazine

Since shelter magazines took quite a blow courtesy of a rocky economy, we love that a number of digital home magazines continue to launch. Sure, we miss the tactile experience of reading a magazine like Domino or Blueprint, but we love the ability to click on links and products featured […]

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

2011 is slowly winding down (eeeekkk!!), so that means we’ll start to see more trend forecasts emerge for 2012. If you’re considering a flooring purchase within the next several months, we’ve got a sneak peek at next year’s flooring trends thanks to Shelley Pond’s post on the official SURFACES/StonExpo Blog. […]

Shaw Floors’ 30 Days Of HGTV Kicks Off TODAY – Vote And Win!

Shaw Floors’ 30 Days Of HGTV Kicks Off TODAY – Vote And Win!

In July, I received the chance of a lifetime and joined fellow DIY/shelter bloggers for a design challenge sponsored by Shaw Floors. Our task was simple: Build a room from the floor up. And because we were hosted by Shaw Floors, our room’s floors were the key component. After being […]

The Disney UP House Gets a Real World Treatment

The Disney UP House Gets a Real World Treatment

One of our favorite animated movies of all-time is “UP”, and central to the movie is the house that the old man decided to move with him as he went exploring. You can now see a real life version of this home in Harriman, Utah, built by Blair Bangerter, a […]

The Best Homes of This Old House from Kevin O’Connor

The Best Homes of This Old House from Kevin O’Connor

Have you ever wished there was a book to view the best homes of This Old House after the remodel? Well your prayers have been answered. Kevin O’Connor, the host of This Old House, takes us on a personal tour of his favorite homes room by room in his new […]

Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

Create Storage & Intrigue With A Secret Door

We all have those whimsical childhood dreams of what our dream house would be like. Whether it be turrets, underground tunnels, tiny elevators, or hidden passageways, we all smile with delight at the thought of finding a real-life home with even one of these attributes. But what if it were […]

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Whether you’re considering selling your house or simply want to freshen up your home’s exterior, you can’t go wrong with installing a new garage door. In fact, this project consistently ranks high on Remodeling magazine’s Cost v. Value report. Data from the 2010-11 survey indicates that 83.9 percent of your […]

Pet Peek Fence Portal: A Window for Your Dog

Pet Peek Fence Portal: A Window for Your Dog

Maybe dogs wouldn’t be so aggressive or bark so much if they could see what was beyond their fence? Well the pet peek could be the perfect solution. It looks easy to install and if you’ve got a curious dog it could open them up to a whole new world, […]

Concrete Lego Blocks Are The Real Deal

Concrete Lego Blocks Are The Real Deal

Growing up, I was quite the tomboy. And looking back at my preferred toys, it’s no surprise that I now write about home improvement and DIY. Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks and a pint-sized tool kit topped my list of beloved playthings. For creators young and old, there’s nothing quite […]

Paint Your Own Wall Mural

Paint Your Own Wall Mural

Our friend Nick has a passion for music and wanted to incorporate this into the design of his new home. You can take his same concept and create your own wall mural using a design of your choice and following the techniques he used to project the image on your […]

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

What Do You Think About Brightly Colored Front Doors?

One of the reasons that paint is so great is because it can instantly change the look of anything. And you don’t need to go crazy on your entire house to make a big visual impact. Take your front door, for example. If you love vivid hues but don’t want […]

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

This week we’re covering two great events that we didn’t want to miss this week. I’m spending two days at the Husqvarna Research and Development facility in Charlotte, NC, learning about their latest products and testing chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and mowers. Katy is just down the road in Asheville, NC […]

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

Would You Live In The World’s Narrowest House?

We often talk about small spaces here at C&H: how to make a small space feel larger, how to maximize limited square footage and other similar topics. But how small is too small? We stumbled across pictures of the world’s narrowest house and can’t help but wonder if something that […]